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== Image Visibility  ==
 
== Image Visibility  ==
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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Faro, Portugal.
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Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Faro, Portugal
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This is a collection of church records from parishes in the Diocese of Faro for the years 1587-1880 it includes baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths. These parish records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers may have some physical damage due to natural causes; therefore, some data may be difficult to read or some even may be lost. However, in general, they are in good condition for extracting genealogical information. The original parish records were kept in the parish archive under the custody of the priest and a duplicate register was regularly sent to the diocesan archive where the records were centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style, but newer records were handwritten in formatted registers.  
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This is a collection of church records from parishes in the Diocese of Faro for the years 1587 to 1880. It includes baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths. These parish records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers may have some physical damage due to natural causes; therefore, some data may be difficult to read or some even may be lost. However, in general, they are in good condition for extracting genealogical information.  
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The original parish records were kept in the parish archive under the custody of the priest and a duplicate register was regularly sent to the diocesan archive where the records were centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style, but newer records were handwritten in formatted registers.  
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1511408/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
'''Baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Baptism records''' usually contain the following information:
  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
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*Sometimes, a death date is noted in this record
 
*Sometimes, a death date is noted in this record
  
'''Marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:
  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
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*Witnesses' names, their occupation and civil status
 
*Witnesses' names, their occupation and civil status
  
'''Death/burial records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Death or burial records''' usually contain the following information:
  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
 
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===Search the Collection===
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links: <br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the "District" category <br> ⇒Select the "Municipality" category <br> ⇒Select the "Civil Parish" category <br> ⇒Select the "Parish" category <br> ⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.  
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'''To browse the collection by image''': <br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the "District" category <br> ⇒Select the "Municipality" category <br> ⇒Select the "Civil Parish" category <br> ⇒Select the "Parish" category <br> ⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.  
  
 
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
 
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
  
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'''When searching''':<br>
 
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.  
 
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.  
  
==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
  
These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:  
 
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*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]  
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*[[Portuguese Letter-writing Guide]]
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*Learning Center Resources:
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-1-portuguese-letters/213 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 1]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-2-dates-words-and-names/215 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 2]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-portuguese-records/216 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 3]
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/dpt.html Dioceses of Portugal]  
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[[Faro#Maps|Maps of Faro]]
*[http://www.ecclesia.pt/anuario/ Anuario Católico – Lista das paróquias]
 
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
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*[[Portugal]]
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*[[Faro]]
 
*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]  
 
*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]  
*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
 
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1511408/waypoints Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880]
 
  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
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=== Citations for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citations for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  

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Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you.

Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Faro, Portugal

Record Description

This is a collection of church records from parishes in the Diocese of Faro for the years 1587 to 1880. It includes baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths. These parish records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers may have some physical damage due to natural causes; therefore, some data may be difficult to read or some even may be lost. However, in general, they are in good condition for extracting genealogical information.

The original parish records were kept in the parish archive under the custody of the priest and a duplicate register was regularly sent to the diocesan archive where the records were centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style, but newer records were handwritten in formatted registers.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880.

Record Content

Baptism records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Father's name, occupation and residence
  • Mother's name and residence
  • Paternal grandparents
  • Maternal grandparents
  • Godparents, their civil status, occupation and residence
  • Sometimes, a death date is noted in this record

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name and age
  • Groom's civil status and occupation
  • Names of groom' parents
  • Names of groom's paternal grandparents
  • Names of groom's maternal grandparents
  • Bride's name, age and civil status
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of bride's paternal grandparents
  • Names of bride's maternal grandparents
  • Witnesses' names, their occupation and civil status

Death or burial records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Civil status of deceased
  • Name of spouse, if married
  • Parents names, if deceased is a minor
  • Sometimes, burial information

How to Use the Records

Search the Collection

To browse the collection by image:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "District" category
⇒Select the "Municipality" category
⇒Select the "Civil Parish" category
⇒Select the "Parish" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Maps of Faro

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

Citations for This Collection

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880.


The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Arquivo Distrital de Faro.